US Establishes the Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticide Fludioxonil

| Contaminants & Pesticides | MRLs
Posted By: Baviya Priyadharshini

Trace One_US-070419-USA-food-pesticides-tolerance-levels-MRL-1On February 09th, 2022, the U.S Federal Register published a regulation by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency on “Fludioxonil; Pesticide Tolerances, 40 CFR 180.516, 87 FR 7388”.


The scope of the document highlights the following:

  • The regulation establishes and amends tolerances for residues of fludioxonil in or on multiple crops;
  • The pesticide tolerances are established on various nuts at 0.01 ppm such as the African Tree Nut, Brazil nut, Bur oak, Butternut, Cajou, Cashew, etc.;
  • Leaf petiole vegetable subgroup 22B at 15 ppm; Leafy greens subgroup 4–16A at 30 ppm;
  • Amends the tolerance for Dragon fruit to 20 ppm, Pistachio to 0.1 ppm, and the tolerance for Vegetable, tuberous, and corm, subgroup 1C to 6 ppm;
  • The commodity definition for Vegetable, legume, group 6 is amended to Vegetable, legume, group 6, except bean while maintaining the tolerance at 0.01 ppm;
  • The following tolerances are removed as unnecessary due to the establishment of the above tolerances: Carrots at 7.0 ppm; Cotton, undelinted seed at 0.05 ppm; Leaf petioles subgroup 4B at 15 ppm, etc.;
  • Removes the tolerance for the Melon subgroup, since it is unnecessary due to the tolerance for cucurbit vegetables, group 9 at 0.45 ppm;
  • Risk assessment data ensures that the safety of infants and the general population is adequately protected based on the Toxicological profile and dietary exposure;
  • Short‐term and long‐term intake of residues resulting from the use of tolerance on these food products is unlikely to pose a health risk to consumers.

The regulation is effective from February 09th, 2022.

To view the regulation, check out the Food News Monitoring System.